The wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt, usually between 18 and 22. Most people are born with four additional molars: two above the gum line and two below. Because the rest of your teeth are perfectly positioned in your mouth by this age, this can cause serious dental difficulties. We recommend getting your wisdom teeth extracted as soon as they become visible at Omid Dental in South Gate, California. This will assist you in avoiding a variety of dental issues in the future. Don’t put off your wisdom teeth removal procedure any longer!
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your third set of molars is in the back of your mouth and often enters at an angle. All of your other teeth are pushed forward as a result, causing pain and severe toothache. You should have your wisdom teeth extracted before they become a major problem. The extraction of wisdom teeth is a surgical procedure. As a result, one of our several sedation alternatives is available and strongly recommended to assist in relieving any potential pain. Before surgery, we will discuss sedation options with you during your appointment to ensure that we are doing what is best for you.
The operation takes only a few minutes, and you should feel no pain at all. The surgeon will expose your jaw bone by cutting the gum line apart. Although it is sometimes necessary to gain access to the jaw bone, most of the time, simply the tooth socket will be extended to remove the tooth. The surgeon can then easily pull each tooth. The holes will then be cleaned and stitched up. During the procedure, you will not experience any discomfort. It is our top aim to ensure that you are entirely at ease.
Wisdom Teeth Recovery
You will be unable to drive after your procedure due to the sedative medicine. After your appointment, make plans for a trip home. The time it takes for each patient to heal completely following wisdom tooth extraction varies, but the average recovery time is about one week. You may have soreness and swelling in your mouth after removing your wisdom teeth. We recommend using ice or a cold compress to reduce swelling. The removal of your teeth is likely to have constricted your jaw bone. The doctor will prescribe a pain medication to help with any long-term pain. You must take all prescribed drugs exactly as they’re recommended.
During the first few days after surgery, we recommend eating soft foods. A straw should not be utilized because the sucking sensation can cause dry sockets and stitches to fall out. To avoid infection, we also recommend cleaning your mouth with saltwater throughout the day. Make sure you get enough sleep and plenty of water. This will help with the healing process. If you have any questions or concerns during your healing process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Benefits of Removing your Wisdom Teeth
- You will avoid overcrowding and misalignment
- Any pain that could come from impacted teeth is avoided
- Your oral hygiene will improve
- Prevent inflammation and jaw pain
At Omid Dental, we are fully trained and prepared to help you with wisdom teeth removal. We know that the process can sound extensive, but we want to assure you that removing your wisdom teeth is the best thing for you. It can save you from many different oral difficulties in the future. If you have any questions about wisdom teeth removal, call us or come into our office in South Gate, California.